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Sighting Reports 2008

Couple See Strange Pink/Purple "Lightning Like" Flare in Night Sky

Date of Sighting: December 1, 2008
Time of Sighting: 2:15 AM CST
Date Sighting Reported: December 1, 2008
Duration of Sighting: Unknown
Location of Sighting: Tinley Park, Illinois (Suburb About 15 Miles S. of Downtown Chicago)
Latitude: 41.57 Degrees North
Longitude: 87.8 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: Two
Number of Witnesses Interviewed: One
Weather: Visibility Was 7 Miles. (Rain and Snow Were Observed in the Area.) Clouds Were Broken at 1,000 Feet (Mostly Cloudy) and Cloudy at 1,400 Feet. Winds Were From the North at 20 With Gusts to 25 MPH.

Description: I saw a strange flare like strike almost like lightning, but no thunder. The color was almost pink/purple. After my husband and I went to the window we saw this strange pink glow north. Very strange.

Comments: I don't know if the lightning (flare like) phenomenon was weather related. I have written asking the witnesses how the long phenomenon lasted. Any updates will be posted.